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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffBrad Leblanc Date: May 17, 2006 1:45am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: learning how to use new tools

Going back is not an option - the site would stop working if we continued forward with the old system. We outgrew it.

Please spend some time learning about and using the new links and features. With a little time, you'll be able to use these tools to browse and search for whatever it is you are looking for. If you have a question regarding the use of one of these features, feel free to post for help.

This post was modified by Brad Leblanc on 2006-05-17 08:45:27

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Poster: Hatta Date: Jun 14, 2006 10:42am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: learning how to use new tools

You have to understand that what made the old system great wasn't that it was packed with features. It was just simple and intuitive. The fact that you have to "spend some time learning" how to use the new system is just proof that it sucks. Adding more and more links to the front page isn't going to make it better, it'll just make people more confused.

Remember, the great thing about the archive is that it makes all this great material available to the general public. If you need a CS degree to navigate the site, the general public will just get frustrated and not use it. You might as well put the LMA on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of the Leopard".

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Poster: heatmizer999 Date: May 17, 2006 10:55pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: learning how to use new tools

I appreciate all the Archive.org has done. I love having all this music avaialble to for free (especially the GD material). But I really find the new site EXTREMELY difficult to navigate. By now you have heard the complaints and it seems pretty clear that people want to be able to navigate by Band then Year.

You have asked that we play with the new links and learn how to navigate the site. Is there any sort of FAQ that we can use as a starting point?

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: May 18, 2006 12:35am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: learning how to use new tools

We've been adding new links to the new LMA front page http://archive.org/details/etree under Browsing and Finding Shows, as we figure out some good ones. That's basically the link resource area, analogous to the same area on the old LMA front page.

That is not the page you see displayed directly above here, because you are posting on the more general "audio" forum, not on the "etree" forum, in this thread.

If you have some key search strings that you like as you explore, post them here so folks can take a look. :)

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2006-05-18 07:35:08

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Poster: gdphdb Date: May 18, 2006 11:04am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: learning how to use new tools

Guess I'm gonna try to speak out for the masses. We love the live music archive!! just slightly frustrated.
this is what we have known to love, including this format and the community.
it's just tough to figure what is going on now and cant figure out why it is basically "impossible" to make things close to what they were before. ex. searching by band...year, etc.
speaking for everyone...(i think) we love what you have done for us as music lovers (actually the best music around) and possibly archive.org as a whole, especially b/c of basically no ads etc, but.....
Changing what everyone (speakin of people that know what's up)is crazy about, and is the main source for eveything not bullshit no the web, has been tough.
With an open and understanding mind to changes that need to happen we will deal with what you got comming but.. please keep US in mind and why we have loved archive from the beginning and why everyone is freaking the hell out....
we love archive!!
harnt bazoink mofos

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Poster: chowder-g Date: May 19, 2006 8:13am
Forum: audio Subject: Re: learning how to use new tools

is this where we go to express our opinion on the new architecture of the audio section (sarcasm)?

i'm completely confused. there's no explanation that says the site is being reorganized so i'm clicking where i used to click, "Browse All Artists with Recordings in the Live Music Archive". and, well something different is happening today then when i did this yesterday. i'll wait till you guys are done with whatever it is your doing before deciding if i will make a comment.

though it might be a good idea to add a brief message explaining that the live audio section is being revamped. because like i said i was confused.

i'm an old man, and i don't like change, because change is different, and i don't like things that are different. bah, cranky cranky, bah.

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